When youâ€™ve worked inÂ the staffing world for as long as I have you realize the hardest jobÂ inÂ the industry is the Staffing Specialist. If youâ€™ve never been in this position then you need to spend a day in the life of one.Â Youâ€™llÂ come out withÂ a whole new appreciation for what they go through on a daily basis.
No two days are ever the same, which can be good and bad. Some days youâ€™ll go home crying.Â
Other days youâ€™re on cloud nine because you either -- Â a.) won the huge client youâ€™d been after forever or b.) you were able to help someone who had been kicked around one too many times. Someone who just needed someone to give them a chance.
The ultimate is when both happen.
I am a firm believer if you want toÂ move upÂ in the staffingÂ industry you need to work your way through the ranks.
You cannot truly appreciate what youâ€™re asking out of your people until you sit behind that desk and do the following, simultaneously:
- Interview an applicant
- Answer the phones
- Fill an order thatâ€™s already past due
- Administer a drug test
- Run a background check
- Have someone yelling at you on the other end of the phone
It takes a special kind of person to handle this job and itâ€™s definitelyÂ not for everyone. If youâ€™re a temp agency manager and youâ€™re reading this article â€“ take a minuteÂ out of today to tell your staff THANK YOU for all that they do.
Take a second â€“ take a breath â€“ look around â€“ and tell your amazing Staffing Specialists THANK YOU!